artisanship

artisan

[ahr-tuh-zuhn]
noun
1.
a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.
2.
a person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods: our favorite local food artisans.
adjective
3.
pertaining to an artisan or the product of an artisan; artisanal: artisan beer.

Origin:
1530–40; < French < Italian artigiano, equivalent to Latin artīt(us) trained in arts and crafts (past participle of artīre; see art1, -ite2) + Italian -iano (< Latin -iānus) -ian

artisanship, noun

artisan, artist, artiste (see synonym study at artist).


See artist.
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artisan (ˈɑːtɪˌzæn, ˌɑːtɪˈzæn)
 
n
1.  a skilled workman; craftsman
2.  obsolete an artist
 
[C16: from French, from Old Italian artigiano, from arteart1]
 
artisanal
 
adj

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Main Entry:  artisanship
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See artisanry
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artisan
1530s, from It. artesano, from V.L. artitianus, from L. artitus, pp. of artire "to instruct in the arts," from ars (gen. artis) "art" (see art (n.)).
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